Lautaret pass - Natural Reserve of Combeynot
The Lautaret pass is the crossing point between the Romanche Valley and the Guisane Valley. It is also one of the lowest points on the ridge line separating the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps.
The relatively gentle slopes leading up to this mountain pass were shaped by a glacier running into the two valleys on either side. Because of its accessibility,, the Lautaret Pass has long been an important transport route between Grenoble and Briançon, as well as a route over the Alps to Italy.
The road over the Galibier Pass starts out at the Lautaret Pass. The source of Guisane River is just above the pass. The Nature Reserve of Combeynot, with an area of 685 hectares, covers the entire NW face of the Combeynot peaks, visible from the Lautaret Pass.
Throughout the year : open daily.
04 92 24 41 83
Restaurant Cafe The Farm
Traditional restaurant specialties and home made pastries
Open all year from 8 to 19h.
Located at the Col du Lautaret, with stunning view overlooking the Massif de la Meije and the Combeynot
Large south facing terrace
Near the Alpine Garden
04 92 24 49 74
04 92 21 42 15
Ecrin National Park center - Lautaret pass
The Ecrins National Park Visitor Center
Entry is free of charge.
You can there see a fabulous exposition about the nature and the Ecrins National Park
Books, T.shirts, stickers are sold too
04 92 24 41 62
The Lautaret Garden
The Lautaret Garden is a hundred year old gem presenting a concentration of plants from mountains all over the world, with a view of the glaciers of la Meije. Without doubt one the most beautiful Alpine botanical gardens of Europe!